Rat Race by Dick Francis 1st / 1st 1970 with rare wraparound band
London: Michael Joseph (1970). First edition. This is a near fine copy. The wrapper, accompanied with the scarce ‘American Edgar Allan Poe Mystery Award in 1970’ band, is in near fine condition with moderate blemishing present, inconsistent browning and mild signs of shelf wear. It has not been price clipped. The band is torn on the reverse side but preserved by the wrapping of acetate. The teal cloth bound boards are tight and true to their binding, and without visible chips and marks. The text blocks are bright and white, with moderate foxing present on the top edge. With the rare wraparound band.